City Palace, Kota
14 kilometres away from Kota, and along the banks of
Alnia river, these picturesquely located shelters house prehistoric
The city is located on the east bank of the Chambal River, Rajasthan`s only perennial river. While some associate the place with Kota Doria Saris, others link it with the Kota School of miniature paintings. Made of cotton or silk, and often with delicate golden thread designs, the saris are woven in the nearby village of Kethun. The Kota paintings are often a vivid and detailed portrayal of hunting expeditions that were launched in the once thickly wooded forests around the place.
This opium-producing centre holds a few things of tourist interest. The majestic Gagraon Fort, the walled town of Jhalrapatan, and the 7th century Chandrabhaga temples beckon the tourists. Distance: 80 km
This is the weavers` village where the world famous Kota doria saris are woven. Distance: 15 km.
Housed in the historic Kota Fort, the museum contains fine wall paintings, a miniature painting gallery, royal regalia, arms and armoury, and lots more. Undoubtedly, one of the best in Rajasthan.
There is plenty to explore in and around the offbeat yet fascinating city of Kota. The City Palace and Fort is one of the largest such complexes in Rajasthan. The treasury, courts, arsenal and offices were all located here. Most of the complex is open to the public.
Fine architecture and sculpture of 8th to 9th century can be seen in this cluster of temples. Distance: 56 km.
Enjoy the medieval atmosphere of the place with its magnificent fort, lovely stepwells, and quaint narrow streets. The massive 14th century Taragarh Fort and the huge palace (with famous Bundi murals) are something not to be missed. 38 km from Kota
You can find panthers, wildboars, leopards and
antelopes in this area. 50 km from Kota lies the The National Chambal
Wildlife Sanctuary is best known for gharials, the thin snouted Indian
crocodile. The very rarely seen caracal can be found here.
Forty five kilometres away form Kota, Sorsan grasslands flank the main canal of Chambal. The grasslands teem with insects during the monsoon months and attract a great variety of resident and migratory birds. The rare Great Indian Bustard can be spotted here.